Conference Venue

KTU Santaka Valley is a state-of-the-art science and innovations centre, one of the largest in the Baltics. It has become a local catalyst for innovations connecting science, technologies and business for joint activities. The Valley is the hub accommodating the University’s most advanced scientific potential and cutting-edge equipment that enables timely and efficient research and development services for business, leading to creation of new products, which increase international competitiveness of the State.

20-03-10 Tunelis (47)

KTU Santaka Valley

Baršausko g. 59, Kaunas 51423, Lithuania


How to get to the Santaka Valley

Trolleybuses No. 5, 7, 13, 16 and buses No. 39, 45, 54, and 57G run from the city center and the old town to Santaka Valley. The trip duration is about 20-25 minutes and 7-10 stops. A single-use ticket price is €1. More information and other ticket options.

To improve mobility with the public transport, download the Trafi app for real-time traffic and timetables and the Žiogas app for purchasing (cheaper) tickets. The latter is super-fast and convenient. There is also a public transport network website called designed to find the most convenient and fastest route.

You can also use BOLT services for a ride inside the Kaunas city. You can choose a car ride, a scooter ride, or an electric bike ride. Choose the option you prefer from the BOLT APP.


Reaching and commuting in Kaunas

Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania located in the central part of the country.

Kaunas International Airport (KUN), Oro uosto st. 4, Karmelava, 54460, Kaunas district, Lithuania (30 minutes/15 kilometers)

Vilnius International Airport** (VNO), Rodunios Road 2, LT-02189 Vilnius, Lithuania (80 minutes/100 kilometers)

*Note: During rush hours, driving to and from airports could double in time, so plan accordingly

**Note: The main airport in country

Transportation inside the Kaunas city
City bus and trolleybus network Ticket price €1 per ride

Free information by phone +370 800 20000

BOLT ride (car, scooter, or bike)

Car ride:

The seat fee is €0.73 + €0.35/km + €0.11/min
Scooter or bike ride: On-demand Electric scooter beginner guide:
Taxi The seat fee is €0.58 + €0.60/km (in the city) or €0.72/km (outside the city)

Order online or call a taxi company:

Transportation around Lithuania
Country bus network Find a ticket:
Country train network Find a ticket:
Citybee: short term car rent From €0.15/min

International flight options are available from both Vilnius and Kaunas. Vilnius International Airport is the main international airport in Lithuania. The airport is located in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. More about Vilnius flight destinations.

The distance between Vilnius International Airport (VNO) and Kaunas is 92 km. The road distance is 100.7 km. There are three ways to get from Vilnius Airport (VNO) to Kaunas – by bus, train, or car. The best way to get from Vilnius International Airport (VNO) to Kaunas is by bus. The bus ride takes 1 hour 34 minutes, and the ticket costs about €10 (from Vilnius bus station to Kaunas bus station). Alternatively, it is possible to take the train. The train journey takes from 1 hour 16 minutes to 1 hour 41 minutes and the ticket costs €7,7-10,10 (from Vilnius train station to Kaunas train station).

Information about transportation from Vilnius International Airport to Kaunas by bus.

Information about transportation from Vilnius International Airport to Kaunas by train.

Information about transportation by minibus/bus on special routes to/from Vilnius and Kaunas International Airports.

Kaunas International Airport is the second-busiest international airport in Lithuania. It is located 13 km northeast of Kaunas City. Two airlines are flying from and to Kaunas. Those carriers are Ryanair and Wizz Air. More on flight connections.

Bus No. 29 regularly runs from the airport terminal to the city centre. The route of bus No. 29 connects Kaunas International Airport with Kaunas City. If attendees come to Kaunas late in the evening, for their convenience the bus No. 29 will wait to take them to Kaunas. Every day the bus from Kaunas International Airport only leaves after the last plane lands. Passengers can buy tickets from the driver immediately after boarding the vehicle. Ticket price is €1. Taxis are available, and the price to the city centre is about €12-€15 (BOLT APP). Information about transportation from Kaunas International Airport to Kaunas.



Take advantage of the special rates available to conference participants at the hotels listed below

VICTORIA hotel Kaunas****

Miško st. 11, Kaunas

Room rates

  • Single room (1 person, breakfast included): 59
  • Double room (2 persons, breakfast included): 69
  • More options
    Prices are valid for reservations before September 10th, 2022


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Daukanto st. 21, Kaunas

Room rates

  • Single room (1 person, breakfast included): 33
  • Double room (1 person, breakfast included): 39
  • Double room (2 persons, breakfast included): 42


Send an e-mail to and reference EMAC2022.

Kaunas Hotel**** 

Laisves av. 79, Kaunas

Room rates

  • Single room (1 person, breakfast included): 62
  • Double room (2 persons, breakfast included): 67

More options


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MOXY Kaunas Center ***

Maironio str. 19, Kaunas

Room rates

  • Moxy Queen or Twin Sleeper room (1 person, breakfast included): 55
  • Moxy Queen or Twin Sleeper room (2 persons, breakfast included): 63


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More options to come


Getting Around

A. Aleksandravičius, Kaunas IN

Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania, which keeps the authentic spirit of the country’s national character alive. The city is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, surrounded by the hills and situated at the crossroads of the most important roads in Lithuania. Due to its geographical position, today, Kaunas is Lithuania’s most important centre of communication.

A. Aleksandravičius, Kaunas IN

Kaunas is a colourful city, famous for its street art, with probably the only square in the world that you can’t get into – George Maciunas square, inspired by FLUXUS movement. The unique atmosphere of Kaunas can be explored, which is distinguished by the heritage of the painter and composer M. K. Čiurlionis.

Kaunas is proud of museums and galleries, theatres, street art, interwar architecture, nature, shrines, also of its great number of universities, colleges, fine hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars. More about Kaunas sights.

Guests can try a range of cuisine from many European and Asian countries as well as an abundance of traditional Lithuanian food, drink and hospitality.

More about Kaunas


Explore Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022

Welcome to Kaunas – one big European Stage.

Since 2017, “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” is implementing the largest cultural project for Kaunas City and Kaunas District to date, also known as “Contemporary Capital” with a motto “From Temporary to Contemporary”.

In 2022 Kaunas is becoming a huge European cultural stage: the programme encompasses over 1000 events! More than 40 festivals, 60 exhibitions, 250 performing arts events (of which more than 50 are premieres), and over 250 concerts are planned to take place.

Kaunas 2022 is proud of world famous co-creators of the programme. Among the names are William Kentridge, Marina Abramović, Yoko Ono, Robert Wilson, Modestas Pitrėnas, Edgaras Montvidas, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Jonas Mekas, prof. Antony Polonsky, Boris Gibé, Olivier Grossetête, and many others.

In September there will be many activities:

Author: M. Plepys
Author: M. Plepys

Kaunas 2022 Summer Stage

Author: A. Aleksandravičius
Author: A. Aleksandravičius

Contemporary Neighborhoods project

Author: A. Aleksandravičius
Author: A. Aleksandravičius

CityTelling Festival unites storytellers

Brigitte March International Contemporary Art | Conceptual Reflexions

Author: M. Plepys
Author: M. Plepys

13th Kaunas Biennial | exposition in 2022

Author: A. Aleksandravičius
Author: A. Aleksandravičius

Magenta, Landscape Design Festival

Author: M. Plepys
Author: M. Plepys

East-East, Kaunas Architecture Festival

CityTelling Festival. The Youth Talk About War, a performance

Author: A. Aleksandravičius
Author: A. Aleksandravičius

Light festival

Author: A. Aleksandravičius
Author: A. Aleksandravičius

Out of Darkness, an exhibition by Jenny Kagan

Author: M. Plepys
Author: M. Plepys

An installation and a retrospective exhibition by Yoko Ono

For more information on the programme of Kaunas 2022, please visit the official website.


Facts about Lithuania

Capital: Vilnius

Time zone: Summer Offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours, Winter Offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Climate: The climate of the Lithuania can be described as typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters.

Weather: Early autumn can be a lovely time to visit Kaunas. September is still a pleasant month, with average temperatures ranging from 16.4°C (61.5°F) to 7.7°C (45.9°F). Check the weather forecast when planning the trip to Lithuania.

Currency: Euro €

A. Aleksandravičius, Kaunas IN